Clinical Social Worker, Certified Couples and Family Therapist
I am a sensitive and empathic therapist who understands the challenges involved in seeking out therapeutic help, both overall, as a human being, and, in particular, as a member of the religious community. I endeavor to bring this understanding to bear in making your entry into therapy – as a couple or as an individual adult, adolescent, or child – as effortless a transition as possible. Using care, sensitivity, and empathic challenges to growth, I strive to help my clients understand their selves, their predicaments, and how they can best alleviate stress, anxiety, depression, and unprocessed anger or challenging behaviors. I strive to engage the emotional experiences of clients using experiential modalities for which I have received certification, including Emotional Focused Therapy for couples (EFT trained therapist), and Internal Family Systems and AEDP for individuals (IFS Level 2 therapist and AEDP Level 1 therapist). For clients struggling with anxiety, depression, and OCD, I combine this work with the powerful interventions of CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and Mindfulness.
At all times, I strive to help clients to connect with their emotional experience, to widen their understanding in a way that enables them to deal with their challenges with greater ease, and to find the inner calm that comes from the emergence of self-empowerment and self leadership.
With couples and families and in parenting work, I seek to provide a safe holding space in which insight, mutual healing, the flourishing of relationships can emerge.
Before becoming a therapist, I was fortunate to learn for 12 years in yeshiva, receive Semicha from the Rabbanut, and serve as a rebbi to adolescents and emerging adults. After receiving my Masters in Social Work, I dedicated several years to postgraduate internships to increase my competency as a therapist. In these years, engaged in specialized programs for working with couples, children, and families, as well as programs through which I gained training in working with adults and children using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Short Term Psychodynamic Therapy, and Experiential therapies, such as IFS, EFT, and AEDP.
I have worked in Hadassah Hospital’s Outpatient Unit as a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist treating clients suffering from a range of challenges, including PTSD, Depression, OCD, Anxiety Disorders, and ADHD. At Hadassah, I worked closely with my clients’ psychiatrists on our Outpatient Unit, and I learned the importance of appropriate collaboration of professionals who can work together to provide the best help possible for the client.
In addition to my private practice in Yerushalayim, I currently work with individuals, couples, and families at the Emuna Family Therapy Center of Beit Shemesh, and I serve as a Couples Therapist for Emuna Family Therapy Center of Modiin.
Wurzweiler Graduate School of Social Work
Internal Family Systems Therapist, Center for Self Leadership, 2015 Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, Hadassah Hospital, 2016 AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy) Therapist, The AEDP Institute, 2017 Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist, ICEEFT (International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy), 2017
Anxiety / Panic, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Codependency, Conduct Disorder, Depression, Family Issues, Grief, Life Transitions, Marital Counseling, Mood Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Parenting Issues / Training, Personality Disorders, Trauma / Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD, Schizophrenia / Psychosis, Self-Esteem, Spiritual Concerns, Stress Management
Children (ages 0-16), Adolescence (ages 16-21), Adults, Couples, Families
Short Term Psychodynamic Therapy Internal Family Systems Therapy Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy Child Centered Play Therapy Mindfulness Based Interventions